Pacific Coast to Las Vegas Road Trip

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Seattle to Las Vegas

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From natural wonders to classic North American culture, this 19-day road trip along America's West Coast hits all the highlights. You'll gain a new appreciation for Mother Nature standing at the foot of some of the tallest trees in the world in Redwood National Park. Then experience elevation on a different gradient gazing up the impossibly steep streets of San Francisco. This is your perfect journey along the Pacific.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: San Francisco
  • Entrance fees to all national parks, state parks, and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
  • Crater Lake NP visit
  • Redwood NP visit
  • Tioga Pass (seasonal)
  • Yosemite NP visit
  • Elephant seal rookery stop
  • Pacific Coast Highway drive
  • Sunset at the rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Free time in Portland, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, and Los Angeles
  • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Get a peek into portland's quirky culture and artsy spirit
  • Trek through yosemite national park's peaks and domes
  • Stroll along the boardwalk of santa cruz
  • Journey along the famed route 66 to the las vegas strip
  • Witness the towering sandstone buttes of monument valley
  • Look for celebrities in los angeles
  • Watch the sunset over the grand canyon
  • Sip on wine among the vineyards of california's napa valley
  • Marvel at the desert scenery and famous fauna of joshua tree national park

Itinerary

Day 1 Seattle Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Seattle/Portland (1B) Drive to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this cool city. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours, 280km)
Day 3 Portland/Bend (1B, 1L) Enjoy a few final hours taking in the quirkiness of Portland before continuing on to Bend, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.50 hours, 260km)
Day 4 Bend/Redwood National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Leave early to take in the sights at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Stare in awe at the crystal blue waters of one of the most pristine lakes on earth before continuing on to Redwood National Park, home to the tallest trees on Earth. Spend the evening amongst the gigantic coastal redwoods, and keep a keen eye for wildlife throughout the park. Included Activities: Crater Lake National Park Visit Redwood National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 330km)
Day 5 Redwood National Park/Napa Valley (1B, 1L, 1D) Wake with the sun for a morning hike through mystic old growth forests. Travel through California wine country to beautiful Napa Valley. Opt for an afternoon wine tasting or relax amongst the vineyards. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.50-6.50 hours, 450km)
Day 6 Napa Valley/Lake Tahoe (1B, 1L, 1D) Continue on to idyllic Lake Tahoe. Enjoy a free afternoon for hiking, lake activities or relaxing. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 300km)
Day 7 Lake Tahoe/Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) With a keen eye and a little luck, spot black bears, deer or coyotes. Included Activities: Tioga Pass Drive Yosemite National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 385km)
Day 8 Yosemite National Park (1B, 1L, 1D) Full day to explore Yosemite National Park. Hike the many trails Yosemite has to offer and be inspired by this beautiful and amazing landscape. Option to rent bikes in Yosemite Valley. Included Activities: Yosemite National Park Visit
Day 9 Yosemite National Park/San Francisco (1B, 1L) Arrive at one of the most iconic cities in the world: San Francisco. The CEO will point out some popular sites on the drive into town. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 230km)
Day 10 San Francisco Enjoy a free day to explore San Francisco.
Day 11 San Francisco/Morro Bay (1D) Crashing waves, rolling fog, and sheer rocky cliffs will make this journey down California's coast Highway 1 an unforgettable experience. Included Activities: Elephant Seal Rookery Transport: Private Vehicle (6.50 hour(s), 390km)
Day 12 Morro Bay/Los Angeles (1B) Travel along the stunning Pacific coast to the City of Angels. Be on the lookout for celebrities while passing a few popular sites on the way into California's most glamorous city. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 350km)
Day 13 Los Angeles Enjoy a free day in LA. Opt to explore Hollywood, Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and other hot spots around the city.
Day 14 Los Angeles/San Diego (1D) Your CEO will point out a few famous neighbourhoods and landmarks on the drive out of town. Cruise through Orange County and along the incredible Pacific coastline to the truly remarkable city San Diego. Sun, sand, food and fun awaits us in this beautiful beach city. When the sun sets, experience the Gaslamp Quarter District with numerous pubs and nightclubs. Included Activities: Coronado Island Visit Mission Beach Visit Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (6.00 hour(s), 190km)
Day 15 San Diego/Lake Havasu City (1B, 1L, 1D) Travel to Joshua Tree National Park, taking in the desert scenery and hundreds of Joshua trees, then cool off in the crystal-clear waters of the Colorado River at Lake Havasu. Included Activities: Joshua Tree NP Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 250km) Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours, 240km)
Day 16 Lake Havasu City/Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D) Hit the road to get some kicks on Route 66. Dive into historic Americana and enjoy lunch at a famous joint before heading on for a breathtaking experience at the Grand Canyon. Included Activities: Grand Canyon Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 450km)
Day 17 Grand Canyon (1B, 1L, 1D) Enjoy a free day to discover the Grand Canyon. Opt to hike throughout the park, rent a bike, check out a museum or see the canyon from the sky by helicopter. Included Activities: Grand Canyon South Rim Visit
Day 18 Grand Canyon/Monument Valley (1B, 1L, 1D) Take an optional jeep tour led by a Navajo guide through Monument Valley and be inspired by a night under the stars while camping in this magnificent atmosphere. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-4.50 hours, 200km)
Day 19 Monument Valley/Las Vegas (1B) Break a sweat with a quick hike to majestic Horseshoe Bend. Continue the journey through Arizona, Utah and Nevada en route to Las Vegas. Tour ends upon arrival to Las Vegas. Opt to take a VIP party limo experience and explore the Las Vegas Strip in the evening. Additional Notes: Please note this trip ends on arrival to Las Vegas. If you wish to spend the night in the city, speak to your sales agent about booking post-accommodation. Included Activities: Vegas Strip Visit Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 650km)
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